The Islamic State’s defeat in Syria will not automatically bring displaced people home. A broader political settlement that reflects regional and national realities will be required.
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Despite a deteriorating relationship, Brussels and Ankara will have to find a way to work together.
Bassem Nemeh discusses the economic burden of the Syrian refugees for Lebanon and Jordan.
Maha Yahya discusses the complexities and calculations in a Syrian refugee return
Efforts to circumvent Geneva and Astana undermine a durable solution in Syria and work against the welfare of refugees.
Lebanon’s economy has paid a significant price for the ongoing war in Syria.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are increasingly being manipulated to satisfy geopolitical agendas.
The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
Despite a number of challenges, many Syrian refugees find Turkey offers much more than Europe does.